The University of Michigan Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) was founded in 1837. With over 180 years of existence, CEE has grown tremendously. Some of the most recent additions to the department are the undergraduate environmental engineering degree (BSE EnvE) and the two-semester Master’s of Engineering programs in Construction Engineering and Management, Structural Engineering and Smart Infrastructure Finance.
Our programs are among the best in the nation according to the 2022 U.S. News and World Report rankings for civil engineering and environmental engineering graduate and undergraduate programs. The environmental engineering graduate program is ranked #3 and the environmental engineering undergraduate program is ranked #2. The civil engineering graduate program is ranked #4 and the civil engineering undergraduate program is ranked #6.
Our notable alumni include Ken Maschke, named one of the top 20 engineers under 40 by Engineering News-Record Midwest, and Jennifer Macks, Vice President of Business Development at Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. Our department keeps in touch with alumni through our Civil and Environmental Engineering Friends Association (CEEFA).
Our students are involved in ground-breaking projects, such as building bridges for rural communities, creating a net-zero water home and bringing water treatment to the Pantanal.
We invite you to explore our site, participate in our events and become inspired by the CEE community.
The University of Michigan Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was founded in 1837. From small beginnings, we have grown our impact tremendously.
Explore our five strategic directions and learn how we are embracing our role in service to society.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Meet our DEI Committee, view our roadmap and submit feedback on campus climate concerns.
Connect with the CEE Friends Association and meet the board and alumni award winners.
Learn about CEE funds and fellowships, plus how you can help contribute.
Leadership and Governance
Meet department leadership and find out how committees are organized.
Connect with us online, via email or phone, and see building hours and locations.
CEE on YouTube
See civil and environmental engineering in action on our YouTube channel.